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POAC-NoVA Workshop: "Introduction to Verbal Behavior ABA"

Mar 11, 2011 Download iCalendarPOAC-NoVA presents a three day Workshop on "Introduction to Verbal Behavior ABA" by Dr. Vincent Carbone. This is a must-attend workshop for every parent, teacher or therapist working with children who have autism!

When: March 11th, 12th & 13th, 2011

Where: The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA.

Cost: $300. There is a $25 early-bird discount on or before February 15th!

Registration: http://www.poac-nova.org/carbone
Workshop #1: Introduction to Verbal Behavior

Teaching Communication Skills To Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Dr. Vincent J. Carbone, Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral

This workshop focuses on the behavioral approach to teaching communication skills to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This approach is based on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior and the research of Michael, Sundberg, Partington, and others. Participants in this workshop learn (1) to conduct a Behavioral Language Assessment, (2) to select the most appropriate form of communication for a child (vocal, signing, pointing to or exchanging pictures, or activating an augmentative device), and (3) to select the communication responses and supporting skills that should be taught first. The workshop includes the recommended teaching procedures for those children who have no formal communication skills to those that are near conversational speakers. The presenter also describes and demonstrates errorless teaching, specific quick-transfer (prompting and fading) procedures, and the use of both discrete trial training in the natural environment and during intensive teaching session. Many video tape demonstrations are provided to illustrate the methods to increase spontaneous language and to develop conversational skills.

About the Workshop

Workshop #1: Introduction to Verbal Behavior

Teaching Communication Skills To Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Dr. Vincent J. Carbone, Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral

This workshop focuses on the behavioral approach to teaching communication skills to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This approach is based on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior and the research of Michael, Sundberg, Partington, and others. Participants in this workshop learn (1) to conduct a Behavioral Language Assessment, (2) to select the most appropriate form of communication for a child (vocal, signing, pointing to or exchanging pictures, or activating an augmentative device), and (3) to select the communication responses and supporting skills that should be taught first. The workshop includes the recommended teaching procedures for those children who have no formal communication skills to those that are near conversational speakers. The presenter also describes and demonstrates errorless teaching, specific quick-transfer (prompting and fading) procedures, and the use of both discrete trial training in the natural environment and during intensive teaching session. Many video tape demonstrations are provided to illustrate the methods to increase spontaneous language and to develop conversational skills.

About the Speaker

Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 30 years of experience designing learning environments for persons with autism and development disabilities. He received his graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He has served on the Florida Peer Review Committee, which monitors and guides the provision of behavior analysis services for persons with autism and related developmental disabilities in Florida. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Penn State University, Florida Institute of Technology, and is currently visiting professor in the Behavioral Education doctoral program at Simmons College in Boston, MA. His teaching responsibilities have included courses in applied behavior analysis and verbal behavior. His behavior analytic research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including School Application of Learning Theory, Education and Treatment of Children, Journal of Special Education Technology, Journal of Corrective and Social Psychiatry, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (2007), and Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Carbone currently serves on the editorial review boards of two peer-reviewed journals; the Journal of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention and Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis. He is a frequent invited speaker at professional workshops and conferences. He has provided the preparatory training and clinical consultation to hundreds of Board Certified Behavior Analysts in several states. He is the developer and presenter of a series of workshops on teaching verbal behavior to children with autism based upon B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. He and his clinic staff are currently working with school districts, agencies, and families throughout the United States and Europe.

You can find more information regarding Dr. Carbone at his website at http://drcarbone.net.

Registration & Payment

Registration is now closed. Registrations at the door will cost $330 and will be first-come, first-serve, subject to availability. As of March 9th, we have 5 or less slots. If you have questions about an "at the door" slot, please call Kevin A. McGrail at 703-798-0171.

Single Day, Bulk Discounts, Purchase Orders, etc

If you are interested in attending for a single day, need to pay by purchase order or you are interested in a bulk discount, please contact workshops@poac-nova.org before registering.

CEUs & Certificate of Attendance

- CEUs for BCABAs and BCBAs are available through the Carbone Clinic. Dr. Carbone’s assistant will coordinate this process. CEUs will only be given for attending the entire workshop—no partial credits given. There are no additional fees for CEUs.

- All attendees will receive a certificates of attendance from POAC-NoVA.

- CEUs for Fairfax County Public Schools are subject to your principal's approval. Please ask your principal for prior approval and we will issue CEUs for FCPS employees.

The CEU Agenda and Objectives are as follows:

Introduction to Verbal Behavior
Workshop Agenda
21 hours of presentation

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone, BCBA-D


Day 1

8:30 – 10:15 – B. F. Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior
10:30- 12:00 - Mand Training
1:00 – 3:00 NET and Teaching Learner Cooperation
3:15- 5:00 – Data Based Decision-Making and Performance Mgt.


Day 2

8:30 – 10-15 – Teaching Language
10:30 – 12:00 Assessment
1:00 – 5:00 – Alternative Communication Methods



Day 3

8:30 – 12:00– Teaching Non Vocal Learners
1:00- 4:00 – Advanced Verbal Behavior Skills
4:00-5:00 - Miscellaneous Topics



Objectives

1. Participants will be able to define Skinner’s basic verbal responses, e.g. mand, tact, intraverbal and echoic.

2. Participants will be able to list the teaching procedures that reduce the motivation to escape from instructional demands during discrete trial instruction.

3. Participants will be able to state the benefits of teaching manding as one of the first verbal skills.

4. Participants will be able to describe the importance of identifying the function of behavior before writing a behavior intervention plan.

5. Participants will be able to state the criteria used to judge the need for an alternative method of communication.

Workshop Schedule

7:30 to 8:30AM Registration (1st Day only)

7:30 to 9:30AM Continental Breakfast (1st Day only)

8:30AM to 5PM - Workshop

- 2 Fifteen Minute Breaks Each Day
- Lunch on your own from 12PM to 1PM*
- Afternoon Coffee Break (Days 2 and 3 only)

* NOTE: Lunch is on your own however POAC-NoVA has arranged for cash concessions for lunch on all three days and breakfast on days 2 and 3.

Accommodations & Directions

For directions to the hotel, please visit the hotel website at: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/DCAAHHF-Hilton-Alexandria-Mark-Center-Virginia/directions.do

For accommodations, POAC-NoVA has arranged for a limited number of rooms at $89 a night for those traveling from out of town.

To make reservations, please visit this web site: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAAHHF-POAC-20110306/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name: POAC of Nothern Virginia
Group Code: POAC
Check-in: 06-MAR-2011
Check-out: 17-MAR-2011
Hotel Name: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Hotel Address: 5000 Seminary Road Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Phone Number: 703-845-1010

If you need further assistance, please email Charlie Banta at cbanta@hiltonalexandriamc.com.

Parking

Self-park Parking is included in your registration fee for all three days. However, this does not include in and out privileges. You will be responsible for up to $7.00 for every time you leave with self parking or you may want to consider upgrading to valet parking which includes in and out privileges.

Cancellations & Refunds

*** Absolutely, no refunds after February 15th. No exceptions. However, substitutions will be allowed.

Additionally, we work extremely hard as a 100% volunteer organization to put together these events. In the event of a cancellation, POAC-NoVA will return all registration fees. In the event of a rescheduling, POAC-NoVA will allow requests for refunds. However, these refunds will not exceed the amount paid. This will be the sole remedy and the maximum extent of POAC-NoVA's liability.


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